Mike Van der Loos

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Associate Professor and Associate Head, External and Industry Relations


Department of Mechanical Engineering


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Mike Van der Loos

Mike Van der Loos, P.Eng, PhD, is Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, and faculty member in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate (BMEG) Program of UBC. He is an instructor primarily in design courses, notably the Capstone Design Project course for the MECH department and the “Engineers in Scrubs” graduate course in the BMEG program. He is Director of the RREACH Lab and Associate Director of the CARIS Lab, where he performs research in rehabilitation robotics, human-robot interaction, and issues related to design methodology and roboethics. He received a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (1978) and a PhD, Stanford University (1992) in human-robot interaction. He has 40 journal articles, 100 conference papers and 2 book chapters in these subjects.